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July282015

TRIGGER - Transforming Institutions by Gendering Contents and Gaining Equality in Research

TRIGGER is an FP7-funded European project aiming at increasing the number of women in those university sectors where they are underrepresented. The project started in January 2014, it will be four years long and it involves several departments at the School of Science and the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck.

Oct152013

Report on The Oxfordshire Innovation Engine now available

A new report, The Oxfordshire Innovation Engine, is now available. The report analyses the characteristics of high tech Oxfordshire today, its future growth potential and the challenges involved in realising that potential. This report produced by SQW was commissioned by the University of Oxford and Science Oxford and is available from the SQW website.

Jul252013

Prof. Helen Lawton Smith was interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford

Prof. Helen Lawton Smith was interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford on prospects for Oxfordshire's high tech economy on the 25th of July

Jun092013

Prof. Helen Lawton Smith appeared on BBC Politics Programme

Prof. Helen Lawton Smith appeared on BBC Politics Programme on challenges for Oxfordshire's high tech economy on the 9th of June

Dec052012

Triple Helix International Conference, July 7-10 2013, Bloomsbury, London.

Please join us at the conference. for more information, please see the Triple Helix conference website.

Jan302012

Can innovation lead the economy out of the crisis? OEO Innovation and Economic Crisis Workshop

10am - 5pm, Tuesday 13 March 2012, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management, Birkbeck University of London.
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Jul272010

New Paper: Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Oxfordshire's High-Tech Economy - Firm Survival, Growth and Innovation Available

A new paper, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Oxfordshire's High-Tech Economy - Firm Survival, Growth and Innovation, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The paper will be presented at Uddevalla Symposium in August 2010.

Mar152010

Report on Local Knowledge: Case Studies of Four Innovative Places now available

A new report, Local Knowledge: Case Studies of Four Innovative Places, is now available. This report contains four case studies which show how innovative economic activity can radically transform an area. The report is available from the NESTA website.

Apr292009

New Quarterly Briefing Paper Available

A new briefing paper, Oxfordshire Quarterly Economic Update, April 2009, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The report draws largely on official statistics that have been released in the last three months, since the completion of the last briefing paper in January 2009.

Jan122009

New Quarterly Briefing Paper Available

A new briefing paper, Oxfordshire Quarterly Economic Update, January 2009, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The report draws largely on official statistics that have been released in the last three months, since the completion of the last briefing paper in October 2008.

Aug262008

New Report Available

The Final Report on Business Networks in the Oxford to Cambridge Arc is now available. The report analyses the coverage, function, and effectiveness of business networks in the Oxford to Cambridge Arc (O2C Arc) and is available from the O2C Arc website.

Jun302008

New Quarterly Briefing Paper Available

A new briefing paper, Oxfordshire Quarterly Economic Update, June 2008, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The report draws largely on official statistics that have been released in the last three months, since the completion of the last briefing paper in March 2008.

May072008

Winners for the latest OEO Business Network Surveys announced

Congratulations to the following winners for the latest OEO Business Network Surveys: Gary Kirby (Luton / Bedfordshire Survey); Trina Hill (Buckinghamshire / Aylesbury Survey); Mike Kirby (Milton Keynes Survey) and I. McKinley (Cambridgeshire Survey).

Jan312008

New Report on Small Businesses Available

A new report, The Economic Ecology of Small Businesses in Oxfordshire, is now available from the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO).

Jan302008

New Quarterly Briefing Paper Available

A new briefing paper, Oxfordshire Quarterly Economic Update, October 2007, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). This report provides the latest in a series of quarterly updates looking at recent changes in the Oxfordshire economy and draws largely on official published statistics.

Oct262007

Five new surveys on Business Networks: Coverage, Function and Effectiveness are now available

Following the recent survey of business networks in Oxfordshire, five new surveys on Business Networks for Luton / Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire / Aylesbury and Milton Keynes are now available.

Jul112007

The OEO's report on Enterprising Oxford: The Oxfordshire Model is now available

A new report, Enterprising Oxford: The Oxfordshire Model, is now available from the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO).

Jun212007

Dr Steven Cousins wins prize draw for the OEO Business Network Survey

Congratulations to Dr Steven Cousins, Managing Director of Axon Automotive Ltd, who is the winner of the prize draw for the OEO Business Network Survey.

May202007

Conference on motives for research localisation by multi-nationals, 5-6 June 2007, Hamburg

What currently attracts multi-nationals to invest in research in a particular location? What can regional actors do to make their regions more attractive? A two-day conference addressing these topics will take place in Hamburg 5-6 June 2007. This conference builds on extensive interviews with more than 40 global R&D directors carried out by the Regions of Knowledge Project "LOCOMOTIVE". Speakers include Carlos Orzoco, Global R&D director of Dow Chemicals, Francisco Escarti Europe R&D Director of Boeing, Andrew Dearing General Secretary of the European Industrial Research Managers Association as well as directors of clusters, regional development directors and researchers. The aim of this conference is to disseminate some of the findings of the project in order to support the development of better regional policies to make Europe more attractive as a research base. It should be of interest to regional policy makers, those involved in developing clusters, knowledge transfer professionals and university staff. Further details can be found on www.locomotive-project.org or by emailing locomotive@tutech.de.

Mar302007

New Quarterly Report: Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, March 2007

A new briefing paper, Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, March 2007, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). This report provides the latest in a series of quarterly updates looking at recent changes in the Oxfordshire economy. It has been prepared by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The report draws largely on official published statistics that have been released in the last three months, since the completion of the last quarterly report in September 2006.

Oct042006

New Quarterly Report: Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, September 2006

A new briefing paper, Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, September 2006, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). This report provides the latest in a series of quarterly updates looking at recent changes in the Oxfordshire economy. It has been prepared by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The report draws largely on official published statistics that have been released in the last three months, since the completion of the last quarterly report in June 2006.

Jun262006

New Quarterly Report: Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, June 2006

A new briefing paper, Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, June 2006, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). This report provides the latest in a series of quarterly updates looking at recent changes in the Oxfordshire economy. It has been prepared by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The report draws largely on official published statistics that have been released in the last three months, since the completion of the last quarterly report at the beginning of April 2006.

Jun132006

Helen Lawton Smith delivers an invited paper at the recent Ethiopian Triple Helix Association conference

Helen Lawton Smith was invited to give a paper on the OEO's activities at the conference of the Ethiopian Triple Helix Association in Addis Ababa on the 29-30 May 2006. The paper, entitled 'The Oxfordshire Economic Observatory Project: Relevance of the Model to Developing Countries', is available from the output section.

Apr062006

New Quarterly Report: Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, April 2006

A new briefing paper, Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, April 2006, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). This report provides the latest in a regular series of quarterly updates looking at recent changes in the Oxfordshire economy. The report is based primarily on official published statistics that have been released in the last three months, up to the end of March 2006.

Jan222006

New Quarterly Report: Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, January 2006

A new briefing paper, Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, January 2006, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The paper provides provides the third in a series of quarterly updates looking at recent changes in the Oxfordshire economy. It is based on the latest available published statistics up to the beginning of January 2006.

Dec022005

OEO publish new report on 'High-Tech Spin Offs: Measuring Performance and Growth in Oxfordshire'

"Universities, and to a lesser extent, research laboratories funded by the government, are now at the heart of the economy. The most high-profile entrepreneurial activity is the formation of spin-off companies which both create jobs and drive forward technological change by bringing university research into the market place."

A new report, High-Tech Spin Offs: Measuring Performance and Growth in Oxfordshire, focuses on spin-offs from universities and laboratories in Oxfordshire, with a particular focus on technology-based companies. A summary of the key findings is presented on the following flyer.

Nov212005

Excellence in new venture creation: the Oxfordshire model

In a recent article on eGov Monitor, Excellence in new venture creation: the Oxfordshire model, Helen Lawton Smith and John Glasson examine the impact on the economy of Oxfordshire from the county's three universities.

Oct222005

New Quarterly Report: Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, October 2005

A new briefing paper, Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, October 2005, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The paper provides provides the second in a series of regular quarterly updates on recent changes in the Oxfordshire economy.

Jun222005

New Quarterly Report: Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, June 2005

A new briefing paper, Recent Changes in the Oxfordshire Economy, June 2005, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The paper is the first in a series of regular quarterly updates on recent key changes in the Oxfordshire economy and complements and updates other recent work in profiling the county's economy.

Feb012005

New Briefing Paper: Guide to Data Sources for the Oxfordshire Economy

A new briefing paper, Guide to Data Sources for the Oxfordshire Economy, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The paper is designed to guide those seeking statistical data and analysis on the Oxfordshire economy.

Jul282004

OEO wins 77k of HEIF 2 funding

Oxford University and Oxford Brookes have jointly been awarded 77k from the Higher Education Innovation Fund Round 2 (HEIF 2) of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to fund the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO) for two years from August 1 2004. The money is to maintain OEO's high quality research activities, provide workshops for public authorities and local businesses to disseminate key economic intelligence on the evolving economy and to develop the website.

The first research project is an analysis of the performance of the spin-offs from Oxfordshire's universities and national laboratories.

May012004

New Briefing Paper: Recent Trends in the Oxfordshire Knowledge Economy

A new briefing paper, Recent Trends in the Oxfordshire Knowledge Economy, has been published by the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO). The paper provides an update on recent changes in the knowledge economy in Oxfordshire.

Feb062004

OEO featured in University of Oxford Annual Review

The Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO) was featured in the University of Oxford Annual Review 2002/2003.

Dec172003

OEO mentioned in Lambert Review

The Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO) was mentioned in the Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration, published on the 4th of December. The Government asked Richard Lambert to examine how the long-term links between business and British universities can be strengthened to the benefit of the UK's economy.

Apr242003

Enterprising Oxford: OEO publishes two reports on the development and growth of Oxfordshire's high-tech economy

"Oxfordshire's high-tech economy is one of the largest and fastest growing in the UK, with an estimated 1,400 high-tech businesses currently located in the county. These companies have a combined workforce of over 36,000 in Oxfordshire, and most have been formed during the last decade. Along with the neighbouring counties of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire forms part of one of the highest concentrations of high-tech employment in Europe."

Two recent reports, Enterprising Oxford: Growth of the Oxfordshire High-Tech Economy and Enterprising Oxford: Anatomy of the Oxfordshire High-Tech Economy from the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory (OEO) provide important insights into the development and growth of Oxfordshire's high-tech economy.